May 16th, 2017, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) reports on a recent site visit held at the Z-1 Zeolite Mine near Cache Creek, BC. Company management, representatives of the construction aggregate industry plus a cannabis cultivation expert from BC Bud Depot were present. Z1 Mine Operations Manager and Zeolite Industry Expert LuVerne Hogg, of ZMM Canada Minerals Corp., fielded questions on the equipment and logistics required to fill orders for various zeolite specifications.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to answer key questions for parties interested in utilizing our unique zeolite resource,” said Ashburton President David Gdanski. “We showcased the accessibility of our resource to transportation corridors.”

Mr. Hogg outlined strategies to allow further processing of zeolite to meet industry-specific needs. Machinery capable of mining and primary and secondary crushing 150 tons per hour will operate on-site seasonally to meet demand.

BC Bud Depot representative Timothy Harvey stated “I’m here for the due diligence of BC Bud Depot, which is in the process of being acquired by an LP. Having seen the Z-1 Zeolite Mine I can say for certain that we have an abundant local source of clinoptilolite zeolite that happens to be, the very best kind of zeolite for cannabis and horticulture. We’ll ask whichever LP grows our proprietary cannabis strains to use Z1 Zeolite, because it raises quality and that’s good for everyone.”

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on Canadian mineral projects in Quebec and British Columbia, Canada.  If you would like to be added the news release distribution please get in touch with us at [email protected].

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Michael England, CEO


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